Jean E. (Bacon) Krystof of Lowell, MA formerly of Elmira, NY


Jean E. (Bacon) Krystof, 82, of Lowell, MA died surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to James E. Krystof with whom she would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2017.

Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Bacon. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in Elmira, NY with the class of 1951 and from the Elmira Business School in Elmira, NY.

Jean retired in 1982 from the Union National Bank in Lowell where she worked as a Trust Manager. She had previously worked for the Elmira Marine Midland Trust Company in Elmira, NY and the Westchester Bank in Westchester, NY.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.

Jean was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. She was an equestrian, a soloist for a Men’s Glee Club, and a television model. She enjoyed decorating her homes.

Jean’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was truly a “Classy Lady”.

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Cason of Lowell, her son Richard Krystof and his wife, Theresa Sweeney-Krystof of Portsmouth, RI;, MA; brother, Jack Bacon and his wife Elaine, of Smyrna, TN; sister, Joan Murphy of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Carmel Bacon of Plainville, CT and Ann Bacon of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Chloe Cason and Thomas Cason and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late John Bacon and Joseph Bacon.

Visiting hours Thurs. May 11th from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. May 12  at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at St. Margaret Church in Lowell. Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira, NY on May 15th at 9:30A.M.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


May 11, 2017
3 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


May 12, 2017
9 A.M. DFH 10A.M. Church
St. Margaret Church, Lowell
  1. Dell says:

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. Comfort and a sure hope can come from God’s Word, the Bible –2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. Jesus promises that one day he is going to bring back to life all those who have died –John 5:28, 29. Death is not only an “enemy” to us, but also an enemy to God–1 Corinthians 15:26. The Bible tells us that one day God is going to remove forever all pain, suffering, and death that mankind has experienced for thousands of years –Revelation 21:3-5. Then you may be able to rejoice with your loved one again forever, “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ ” -John 17:3

  2. Jim Krystof says:

    I love Nanas… Especially my own. And I’ll have you know, if you couldn’t tell, I was spoiled by mine… Oh forgive me, she would say, not spoiled, we were “pampered”. We loved to laugh and to treat ourselves, one of my fondest memories growing up were Tuesday Nights, after ballet class. If my homework was done, and even sometimes if it was “almost” done, I could watch JAG, our favorite TV show while we did our pedicures. 8:00 would come around and that theme song, would get our toes wiggling. Pop would come in with our hot chocolate with marshmallows and we would chat about my day. Nana was always comforting, fun, and so serene. She was never flustered or was annoyed by my questions. She always let me bend her ear, with a warming heart and diplomatic answer to all my life’s trials and tribulations. She nurtured my soul and dressed it in courage, kindness and lace. She was selfless and endlessly encouraging.

    My Nana consistently reminded me to, “Shoot for the moon, because even if I fell short, I’d be amongst the stars.” I didn’t entirely realize it then, but I already was because I was among her. She had a luster and a glow that was undeniable. Although, she was able to convince my graduating grandfather not to buy her a diamond for their proposal, because her skin was too pale to show the sparkle, knowing that she didn’t need the bling, just his unconditional commitment of love and affection. In growing up, I was blessed to be introduced to a real life love story and it was a pleasure to be a witness of their undying admiration and affection. I aspire to lead a life in her footsteps and to be fair, fearless, considerate, determined, sometimes stubborn yet still elegant, but most of all kindhearted lady.

    It is hard for us to imagine life without her because we’ve never known a day without her joy. Nana was the best part of my day, every day, and…Ironically, she was my alarm clock. “Making her rounds.” as she would say. After many of her attempts I would get up and hear either the sound of the vacuum cleaner, the news or Bonazana and usually the coffee pot perking along. She loved her coffee, and always offered our guests a fresh cup. But my favorite sound was when I would catch her humming along to classical music as she was getting ready. I loved to hear her sing, her dream was to sing in the choir here. I miss the scent of her baby magic lotion, that kept her skin porcelain soft, and forever young. I also adored her favorite perfume that she eventually, and so politely, gifted me my own bottle. But the greatest of gift of all was her bravery during her years of illness, she never gave into self-pity, never put herself first, she loved unconditionally and selflessly. And that’s the kind of woman I aspire to be.
    Thank you Nana, for loving me. I love you too.

  3. Jim Krystof says:

    I just read your comments for Jean. Thank you so much for our family. Wake yesterday and Mass today were very beautiful and well attended. Jean throughout the years was most interested in the family and her religion. I have been so blessed to have had Jean as my wife and the raising of our childre. Kind words and help to each other throughlout the years have always been present. I wil miss her greatly.

    Uncle Jim

  4. Mike and Tina Murphy says:

    Jim, Beth and Rich I’m sorry for your loss and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. As Patrick noted your visits home to Elmira were always a special time for us all. We look forward to seeing you but wish it was under different circumstances. If there is anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask.

    • Jim Krystof says:

      Hello Mike & Tina:
      Thank you very much for your kind comments for Jean. She was a most wonderful, terrific Mom, wife and a friend for me always. Loved her family so much. She will be missed greatly.

      Uncle Jim

  5. Patrick Murphy says:

    Uncle Kris, Elizabeth and Rich, I am so sorry for the passing of Aunt Jean.

    Many fond memories of you all always looking forward to your visits to Elmira when I was a child.

    You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts.

    • Jim Krystof says:

      Hello Patrick:

      I just read your comments for Jean. Thank you so much for our family. Wake yesterday and Mass today were very beautiful and well attended. Jean throughout the years was most interested in the family and her religion. I have been so blessed to have had Jean as my wife and the raising of our children. Kind words and help to each other throughout the years have always been present. I will miss her greatly.

      Regards, Uncle Jim

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